Brunei's National Museum

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Brunei's National Museum

Brunei's national museum, officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1972, is a decent place to blow an hour of your time. It definitely feels a little dated. The oldest pieces are in the newest, most well-kept section of the museum: the Islamic Art Gallery, which displays ceramics from Iran and Central Asia and blown glass from Egypt and the Levant dating from the 9th and 10th centuries. Other highlights include illuminated manuscripts of the Koran, tiny Korans the size of a matchbox and gold jewelry. The Brunei Museum is the national museum of Brunei. It is located in the capital city of Bandar Seri Begawan. Since 1969, the museum has published the Brunei Museum Journal, an academic journal that is produced annually.

 

Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday 9-5pm, Friday 9-11:30am, 2:30-5pm, Saturday 9:45am-5pm

 

Entrance fee: Free

 

Sources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brunei_Museum

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/brunei-darussalam/bandar-seri-begawan/sights/museums-galleries/brunei-museum

 

  

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